people are all fired up on twitter tonight. thanks for watching, everybody. see you tomorrow night at 9:00. welcome to hannity. we have a jam-packed edition of the show. americ america, are you ready? let's roll. president obama blames fox news for all of his problems. bob beckel is here to help us analyze. philip seymour hoffman dead reportedly from an overdose.
>> we lost one of the greats. >> it's the most talked-about commercial from last night's big game. budweiser released additional footage. >> last year i made a super bowl bet with jimmy fallon. i think we know how that turned out. >> hannity starts right here, right now. bill o'reilly sat down with president obama and tried to get him to answer questions about scandals that plague his administration. and he tried to change the subject. >> what some people are saying is that the irs was used at a local level in cincinnati maybe other places -- >> absolutely wrong. >> how do you know that? we still don't know what happened. >> bill, we do. that's not what happened. folks, we've had multiple
hearings on this. these types of things keep on surfacing, in part because you and your tv station will promote them. >> and president obama didn't just take a swipe at fox news, he also refused to give an answer about what happened the night the four americans were killed during the benghazi terrorest attack. >> did he tell you, secretary panetta, that there was a terrorist attack? >> he told me there was an attack on the compound. what folks are focusing on -- >> did he tell you it was a terror attack? >> bill, i'm answering your question. what he said was we have an attack on the compound. we don't know yet who's doing it. understand when somebody's attacking our compound, that's an act of terror. >> and our good friend from the
five, bob beckel am i thought this was a really good interview. it's very difficult to interview a president. you've got to respect the office. you can't let the president run out the clock. and i thought bill was really able to strike that balance. so stylistically i liked how he did the interview. >> it was a good interview on his part. the thing that amazes me, is that one, obama agreed to do it. like agrooeing it do it with you, that's the last thing. the other thing is, i'm not so sure people want to hear about politics and all that stuff just before they watch the biggest game of the year. >> what do you think he's supposed to say? who do you think's going to win? what do you think about this? he's never answered these questions. and he was irritated by having to be asked them. >> you're still irritated. he made a good point. there's been 10, 20, 30, 50 hearings by the congress, and they haven't come up with
anything. >> on benghazi, here's what i'd like to know. before ambassador stevens asked for extra security, it wasn't given. we now know that his military people were calling it a terrorist attack. and we have footage that showing there was no spontaneous protest. this was a terror attack, but they told the country something different and they did it before an election. that, to me, is deceitful. >> i have said it was politics played a big role in how he dealt with this. there's that and our producer on the five calls it an epic scandal. itn epic scandal. if congress can't find a smoking gun here, i think they need to move on. >> why didn't they give the support, why didn't they give the ambassador the security he asked for before it happened? and i see lie and cover up on a lot of these fronts. if a president lies, should that
matter to you, even though you support him politically? >> i'm not the tadalai lama. >> let me give you an example. they first blame the irs on rogue agents. they were deposed. and they went up to the hill, and they said, no. we were being directed from washington. that's a direct lie, isn't it? >> i think it was probably a way to try to push it outside of the main political arena, but look, i also said this before. the irs scandal, that is a scandal when they target right wing groups -- i like the idea of right wing groups being targeted -- >> you don't like that. >> no, i don't, not like that. in all these things, have they dealt with it directly in a strand forward manner? no.
a lot of it's politics, but i think from their standpoint, their strategy is to move on. >> their strategy is, but i think the american people need to know, look, more americans do not believe that the president is honest and trustworthy. i thought this was a really good exchange. was the president telling the american people the truth on the issue of health care. this was at the very beginning of the interview. watch this. >> was it the biggest mistake of your presidency to tell the nation over and over if you like your insurance can you keep your insurance. >> oh, bill, you have a long list of my mistakes. >> wasn't that the biggest one? >> this is one that i regret, and i've said i regretted in part because we put in a grandfather clause in the original law saying that in fact you were supposed to be able to keep it. >> it's in the past, but isn't that the biggest mistake? >> bill, as i said -- >> you gave your enemies a lot of fodder for it. >> you were very generous saying i looked pretty good considering i've been in the presidency for five years. i try to focus not on the
fumbles but on the next play. >> i want you to give a long, thoughtful answer, it was described that the white house was internally debating whether they should tell the people the truth, if you like your doctor you keep it. they made the political decision not to do it. is that a lie? >> it is a -- let me put it this way. did i think obama believed that there was more to the grandfather clause than in fact turned out to be? i think he did. i don't think he expected all the insurance policies to change it. therefore taking it out of grandfather clause. somebody dropped the ball here politically, because they had to know that there were going to be a lot of these policies canceled, why somebody didn't go up to him and say stop using that line. you can't get away with these
kinds of things. >> here's the pattern that i cement it wasn't rogue agents in cincinnati. we were told something else. this was not a spontaneous attack caused by a youtube video. and they knew in july of 2010 that a lot of people would lose their health care -- millions -- but they didn't tell us. that, to me, is a pattern of deception and lies that i don't think i've seen in my lifetime from the presidency. >> well, as old as you are, you are old enough to remember richard nixon. i don't think this compares to that. but all these are fraught with bad decisions, bad political decision, yes. and he's paid a price for it. look, his poll numbers are very, very low. this did not come without a price for obama. and i think, frankly, the people around him failed him as much as he may have failed the american people. >> the president seems to me to almost be above being asked any
questions. very thin-skinned. and why does fox news bother him so much? >> oh, man. i've been down there and listened. i can tell you. i barely, i don't think i can get an invitation. the liberal democrat politics for 35 years, there's a really strong dislike. and i would say that you, my friend, are right there on the top of the list. when glen beck was here he was number one. then when beck left, you entitled the crown. so congratulations, you're the most detested person. >> next year when you get invited to the christmas party will you take me as your guest? >> i'll take you as my date. you'll have to wear a disguise. i love you, but they don't love you. and later, the one, the only, broadway joe namath is
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articulates the agenda of the tea party a ventriloquist dummy and this is the question, why are black conservatives treated to horribly by the left? >> it's not by the whole left. >> by a lot of people. >> i this was that was probably the most inappropriate quote i could think of for somebody to use. i mean, think of the connotations of that, this guy is not smart, we know he is smart, he does everything that the right wing tells him to do. i think these are the kinds of things that are separating us more and more. but let's keep in mind, there is in the black community, there are people who do make -- their vocation is in this kind of conflict. >> you have civil rights credentials? >> yes, i do. >> who did linden johnson go to for the voting rights act and
without whose help it never would have happened? >> the republican party. there used to be a sane remember party here. a lot of blood and a lot of hard feelings. >> you were at the super bowl, i was at the super bowl with my son. let's take a look at bob's day at the super bowl. all right, so there you are. with, i guess -- that's eric. >> that is eric running that make believe football field out there. and this is where i tackled him, i think. >> you didn't tackle him. >> you told me when you used to tackle quarterbacks, you would say what to them? >> i used to talk to them about their sisters and their mothers. but we had a ball there. we went -- we did this package for the five today and one thing, sausage, if you haven't
had a sausage -- >> i don't want to happy about your eating. i put out a lot of pictures on twitter. for example, that's payton manning warming up before the game. and i showed a lot of the halftime show. that was the fox sports people. i wanted to give them props because they were working really hard. this was i think the beginning, if i can look over here. yeah, before the game, i think. and this is when, a little bit before the super bowl halftime show. didn't you think bon jovi and bruce springstein should have been there? >> i don't know who that guy was. >> that's bruno san martino. >> they're very close. >> i don't, you know, and the red hot chile peppers, it was 8 below zero, it wasn't exactly warm, keep your shirts on. why don't you have pictures of yourself? >> we have pictures of yourself.
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welcome back to "hannity." all right the seattle seahawks they captured the lombardi trophy for the first time in history. following the game, payton manning took the microphone to voice his disappointment with the outcome. >> it's disappointing for our whole team, we overcame a lot of obstacles to be here, put in a lot of hard work, did some really good things just to have this opportunity. but certainly to finish this way is very disappointing and it's not an easy pill to swallow, but eventually we have to. >> here with reaction and much more, here is legendary quarterback joe namath. you said you definitely were going to win the super bowl in number 3. you won by 18 points?
>> 18 to 19, 17 to 19, sure. >> what made you so confident when nobody thought you had a chance to win that game. >> well, first of all, i'm a gemini, i don't speak out of line very often, i had three older brothers. when you're told you're not good enough to do something, it kind of irritates you, you know? we had a good team back then, we knew we could play well and when someone told me, eight days before the game, a few days before the game, you're not going to win, you're going to get your butt kicked, excuse me, we're going to win the game, i guarantee you. >> and it paid off? you came in as the underdog, you guys won the super bowl. let's go to last night, you come out, typical broadway joe's got a big fur coat on. you kind of flipped the coin earlier before the seahawks captain had a chance to make their call? what happened. i got to blame that on the officials of course. you know, preparation, they
weren't clear, they hand me the coin, i'm doing my job. i had the quick release, i'm flipping it. but they reminded me we got to ask the seahawks what they're calling. >> let's remind them, this is what happened. >> it is my honor to present hall of fame quarterback joe namath tos to the coin. >> whoa, whoa, whoa. >> it's called tails. now, joe. >> what did they call. >> tails. >> it is tails. seattle won the call. >> was that a great honor for you? >> oh, yes, of course. being there with phil simms and just the whole football family, the nfl family and the fans, in new jersey, in new york, it was
a sensational night. >> i got a picture of you side by side from 1971 wearing a fur coat and last night. things haven't really changed a whole lot in your life. and peter got pretty annoyed with you. do you have any response to that? >> who? >> people for the ethical treatment of an malls, they're mad you're wearing a fur coat. >> i'll tell you what, we'll deal with that as we go along. there's some things we're going to handle later. they can be mad if they would like. i love animals and it's not the end of the world. >> let me ask you this, fran darken and i interviewed last week and they had two different views chblgs fran darkenton said nobody feels nerves on the -- this guy's throwing up in the locker room before the game. do you get nervous before a game, big stakes like that?
>> if you're not, there's something wrong with you, i believe, i mean the adrenaline's running through your body, you know you're getting ready to perform in front of a lot of people, you have a lot of responsibilities, it's a big night and it doesn't have to be the super bowl, but, yes, your adrenaline is going and you need to learn how to deal with it. most of the guys are pretty good with it. the newcomers last night. the young team, the seahawks, they didn't have a bit of problem with their nerves. >> so the 55 touchdown payton manning throws this year, breaks all the records. what do you think happened? >> they got outplayed. are you kidding me? that defensive line put pressure on payton. those linebackers were hitting those receivers. and from the first play, denver was hurting themselves. the team that makes the mistakes that hurts themselves, they g
got -- >> the defense, i saw the first hit of the game and i said to myself, the seahawks are here to play. it was a hard hit. right over the middle. >> absolutely. >> yeah. well, you know, d.b.'s going to get his passes caught on him. but when they jack up those receivers. with fourth quarter game, those receivers slow down a little bit. they start hearing footsteps and seattle just played a beautiful game. >> they really did, they played a good game, congratulations to them. i lost, i had picked denver by 10, but i was right six out of six the two weeks prior. so i felt pretty good about my playoff record this year. broadway joe, good to see you, my friend. >> that's nice going. >> i want my jets to come back next year. is geno going to do it for the jets? >> if he gets some help. payton is a great quarterback, the rest of the team didn't do
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♪ ♪ >> no mention of bud until the very end. >> it will the last two seconds. >> and you have men and women, both emotional. >> i'm buying budweiser because of that ad. >> they're both happy with it. they celebrate it. it's what's great about america. it's very hard to make a bad animal ad in the super bowl. >> but some people make bad ads in the super bowl, right? >> oh, yeah. >> they also had a soldier's grand welcome home in his hometown in winter park, florida. i was glad to see this ad to. >> wow. >> come here.
oh, i missed you. >> it feels really good to be back. >> what's going on up there? [ applause ] [ cheers and applause ] >> welcome home, chuck, this is all for you. >> wow. >> are you serious? >> get out of here. >> please join me in welcomie. ♪ i'm coming home ♪ i'm coming home >> how did that go? >> if i had been editing it, i would have only had budweiser up for two seconds at the end.
i would not have had the hitch and the soldier on it. people are paying a lot of attention to these ads, they're looking at every frame, every word. this did well, but not perfectly because it had that slight bit of commercialism. >> they also put up an extended version of how that commercial came together on the internet. >> a friend of mine told me to check out the vfw website. it said that they were looking to honor one soldier coming home from afghanistan to represent all soldiers. >> to do something for this type of an event, where we recognize one of our homecoming soldiers is an honor, it's indeed a privilege. >> i think what happened today proved that america was special. i think the spark of our country is because of the way we come together. >> i hope every town is able to do something of this nature and set an example of how many people could be recognized.
>> i like that they did that. how did that go over? >> i don't know any company that is more supportive of our men and women in uniform than anheisuser-busc anheuser-busch. when you think america, you do think anheisuser-buscanheuser-b. they deserve the credit. baseball, here we are talking about football, it's the center of baseball. >> the song sung in 18 different languages. ♪ oh, beautiful for spacious skies ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
♪ america america ♪ god shed his grace on thee ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ from sea to shining sea >> all right, i like the ad. but i thought, i love showing the diversity. but it's "america the beautiful" which is what makes it so beautiful. >> that ad celebrates the fact that we're all a nation of immigrants. that ad celebrates all the things that makes america great. they're singing "america the beautiful" not the french national anthem, the spanish
national anthem. i know there's people that will jump that. i look at it completely different. that's what makes me so proud to be an american. and i'm so grateful every day that i wake up that i was born here. >> i'm grateful too i, but i worry about our future. coming up next, tonight, right here on "hannity". >> when you're given the opportunity, you go take v advantage of that, and that's how you get the best out of people. >> they're playing quarterback john elway's comments. coming up later, the king of late night, jay leno will pass the torch or jimmy fallon this week. straight ahead. [ male announcer ] if you suffer from a dry mouth
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before yesterday's big game, legendary quarterback john elway sat down with our own chris wallace. >> why do you support the gop. >> well, those are what my beliefs are. i believe that as a country, we're given the opportunity to succeed or not succeed. and i think that for us to be able to -- i don't believe in safety nets. obviously we have to have some kind of safety net. but when you have the opportunity, you go take advantage of that and that's when you get the best out of people. my beliefs line up with the gop. i wouldn't say that i'm way, way right. i'm middle right. >> and our great american panel,
author of "george washington's secret six" and tamara holder. you know the elways, right? >> i know all of the guys. i was right up until last night. >> i was 6 for 6 going into the game yesterday. everybody was wrong on that game. why does everybody on twitter, forget about the 6 for 6 i had going into the game, they just beat me down, crushed me. >> here's the problem, you have only been wrong, you were wrong once in '91 and again in '98. so people see an opportunity, they ski an opening. >> and you're never wrong b about politics, so they have to jump in somewhere. >> why is it like such an
orgasmic public issue when with -- oh, my gosh, he is a republican, it's just so shocking. >> there's such so few conservatives in the public eye who are willing to say they're conservative. >> they're afraid they won't get work and lose money. but this is a competition guy. he 's all about competition and hard work. >> and also equal playing fields. >> he likes to win, but he doesn't win all the time. he has car dealerships all over the country. >> here's the thing, you know, not many people thought he was going to be an owner. superstars kind of go away and become commentators or just show up on the super bowl. he tends to his owner ship. >> and manager. >> so i think that overall, that i would not rule out him
running. look at herb kocole. >> are you saying that you think that john elway is going to run for public office? >> marcus allen came up to me at radio road and said that john elway gives you such a hard time. but in our discussion, he leans a little right too. >> something about marcus allen. >> that's true, but the best thing about his message is that it's profound, that this country is a land of opportunity. how is it that so many people come from other countries, they have nothing. they didn't grow up here, they see an opportunity, they grab it, and they become successful, healthy and happy. >> its pretty good, if he can't make it -- he continues to excel. but no one gave him anything.
during his playing years, he started with dealerships and put some risk out there. but he's looking to give a little. in business, you don't get everything you want. you go and try to get the best deal you can. >> i don't know how you reconcile those that want bigger government, higher taxes, more debt and deficits with those that don't. i don't see the middle ground. but we got to move on. bill maher said there should be a mass shooting at the country music awards. >> now that liberals are forwarded their agenda by ins t inserting a mass gay wedding at the grammys, they should go tit for tat by having a mass shooting at the emmys. >> they're not demanding he get fired. every time a liberal crosses a
line, the conservatives don't do that. but liberals have an industry no, targeting all of us if we day something they deem politically incorrect. >> i used your name, because i took immediate action, i said where's his ratings. he has 4 million viewers. he's in his 13th year. hbo knows exactly what he's getting. he a's doing what rolling stone's doing, rolling stone is trying to be relevant so they try to trash the pope, and everybody's talking about it. and they put on the boston bomber so everyone talks about it. >> sarah palin has targeted what bob beckle if something happens they blame the conservative. if something god forbid happens here, i wouldn't blame bill maher. >> most people wouldn't. it's comedy, it's bad comedy, i'm not sure how it makes anyone laugh. but conservatives generally
support freedom of speech. so what we say if you don't like what's on tv, change the channel. let the free market speak for itself. it's not about having les voices out there, it's if you don't like something, turn it off, it's that stimpl. >> remember when james bond was smoking in the movies, it's going to influence young people. yet hollywood is known for oversexualizing their movies and violence in their movies. is there a correlation or is there not because i don't think liberals can have been it both ways. >> how can a conversation about bill maher 's terrible joke, because it's not funny. >> follow the yellow brick road. >> i don't understand how it's always about just a mass liberal attack. there are people who don't agree with what he said and they're liberal and they're on the left. >> tom hanks shouldn't smoke in
a movie about walt disney. hollywood oversexualizes their movies, a lot of slils in their movies. is there a correlation or not? they say it is when it comes to smoking. >> it's ratings. >> problem is that there is a huge double standard if a conservative says something it's an argument. >> you say that -- >> it happens every time. iet happens every time. maybe if it stopped happening we won't have to bring it up >>. i think we should believe mike wallace, chris wallace should pay the price for that. you're digging a hole. don't dig the hole. >> i want to feel the energy. >> blame everybody because there is nothing else -- >> we conservatives don't. they say that about -- >> you can't say sara palin is
responsible for violence and bill maher has not. >> the bouncy ball had nothing to do with sara palin originally.. >> i was in the defending bill maher. >> do you have instant replay on your snow >> i'm so confused. >> i see him as an -- >> is hannity going to sign me to be a co-host? >> coming up next i can't believe it. king of late night, jay leno on his final week on nbc. coming up, ainsley earhardt takes a look back at how his career started and more, straight ahead. i need proof of insurance. that's my geico digital insurance id card - gots all my pertinents on it and such. works for me. turn to the camera.
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the king of late night nbc is dumb enough to let go not once, but twice this, will be jay leno's last week as host of "the tonight show". ainsley earhardt looks back at his long career. >> reporter: after 4610 shows this week will be jay leno's last as host of "tonight show" >> last year, i made a super bowl bet with jimmy fallon. i think we know how that turned out. >> leno and the new host, jimmy fallon says it's a friendly one. >> i don't think for me there is never anything tense. >> hey. >> excuse me, i'm sorry. >> drink more water. >> tonight show launched in 1954
with host steve allen. replaced by jack carr, and then... johnny carson taking the helm for three decades he stepped down, leno was chose yoefrn the man many expected to get the job. david letterman. next year, david letterman moved to cbs, leno introduced world to a virtually unknown comedian and writer. you know, dave letterman is a legend here. >> the run had memorable and news worthy moment sxez was never afraid to get serious when needed. >> i want to ask you about this voter suppression thing. >> yes. >> his second only to carson 30 years, keeping the show at
number one but surrendered host keys in 2009 only to come back after the transition didn't go over well with viewers. he will now have time to focus more on what one of his biggest pangses, antique cars and motorcycles the final show this thursday will feature as his last guest, billy crystal, also his first. >> here now with more is ainsley earhardt. he said he does not want to leave this job. >> you can tell in that interview. couldn't you? just seemed very numb. his wife is mad about conan o'brien thing but his reaction, i heard many people over the last week talking about this. he seemed so numb. >> i agree. >> i love my job. i'd like to keep going but i understand it is what he is saying. i don't
understand it. you're number one in every category it's not time to go. >> i'm sure another network would be glad to pick him up. ratings sh great >> why change what is work something >> twice, not once. >> i know >> 164 people are getting laid off because they're moving the show to new york where fallon wants to be. he's such, seems to be such a nice guy. he told nbc universal i want to get them paid for six months. get back on their feet. i'm going to miss him. >> i know. such a dream job to say no longer? it would be hard. >> fallon is talented but i don't think we've heard the end of jay leno. >> good report, thank you. >> thank you. >> that is the time we have left this evening. before we go, stop what you're doing. time to record "hannity", the series
every week night at 10:00 eastern right here on fox news channel. start your day with ainsley tomorrow morning right here on fox news channel. thank you for being with >> president obama is at it again. blaming his administration scandals on fox news. >> your detractors believe you did not tell the world it was a terror attack because your campaign didn't want that out. that's what they believe. >> and they believe it because folks like you are telling them that. >> no, i'm not telling them that. >> some people are saying is that the irs was used. >> yeah. >> at a low level in cincinnati, maybe other places. >> absolutely wrong. >> how do you know that? because we still don't know what happened there. >> bill, we do -- that's not what happened. folks have, again, had multiple hearings on this. i mean, these kinds of things keep on surfacing in part because you and your tv station will promote them. >> and it's not just president obam